Tagged: federal reserve bank of st. louis

Why Are Banks Shuttering Branches? (Julie Stackhouse Commentary)

by Julie Stackhouse 3/5/2018 12:00 am

It seems inevitable that this long-term trend in branch closings will continue as consumer preferences evolve and financial technology becomes further ingrained in credit and payment services.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

St. Louis Fed Names NLR Developer to Industry Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 1:36 pm

Lisa Ferrell of North Little Rock has been named to the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/10/2018 1:33 pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced Wednesday several changes to its board of directors that were effective Jan. 1.

Are Bank Holding Company Structures Still Beneficial? (Julie Stackhouse Expert Advice)

by Julie Stackhouse 12/11/2017 12:00 am

While the costs of maintaining a bank holding company form of ownership have been highlighted by those proposing to abandon it, numerous benefits exist.

Fed Board Member, State Economic Forecaster Assess Economy

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/1/2017 10:53 am

James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, fielded questions Friday about President Donald Trump's pick to head the Federal Reserve Board, the GOP tax plan and the future of banking regulations.

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

by Lance Turner 11/29/2017 3:22 pm

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market.

Chris Johnson to Head First Financial's Little Rock Market (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Chris Johnson has been named market president in Little Rock for First Financial Bank of El Dorado in conjunction with the opening of the bank’s first Little Rock branch.

The Policy Rule Debate: A Simpler Solution (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The Federal Reserve should issue a quarterly monetary policy report to better explain its actions and projections on a regular basis.

Robert Hopkins Steps Up at Little Rock Branch of Federal Reserve (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Robert Hopkins has been promoted to regional executive and senior vice president of the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

St. Louis District Economy Growing Modestly

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2016 3:51 pm

Contacts in the Fed's St. Louis District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six other states, said economic conditions have modestly improved.

President-elect Not Affecting Economic Outlook

by Alexis Crowe 11/16/2016 11:21 am

Economists are not expecting a new president to have significant effects on the local or national economy and outlook, according to presentations at the Little Rock Economic Briefing on Wednesday.

Fed's James Bullard: Only One Rate Hike Needed Now

by Lance Turner 10/25/2016 10:12 am

James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, says one hike to a key interest rate is all that's needed right now.

Today’s Bank Takes On Teetering Allied

by George Waldon 10/3/2016 12:00 am

The Allied Bank staff was still a little shell-shocked when they convened at the main office in Mulberry on Saturday, Sept. 24. The day after regulators took over the $66.3 million-asset lender, employees gathered to learn what the future held under the new ownership of Today’s Bank of Huntsville.

Thanks A Million, Wells Fargo (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

It is undeniably the smaller banks — the ones that don’t have 1.5 million real customers, much less that many phony accounts — who have paid and are paying and will continue to pay the most for the bad acts of the banks that are too big to fail.

State of the Debate on 'Too Big to Fail' (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Even with the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, which has yet to be fully imposed, debate continues on whether “too big to fail” remains an issue or whether the risk to the economy has been mitigated.

Regulatory Costs Hit Smaller Banks Harder, St. Louis Fed Economists Conclude in Report

by Gwen Moritz 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Smaller banks really are hit harder by the cost of regulatory compliance, a report published last week concluded.

Economic Challenges Vary by Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Economic challenges faced by Americans vary greatly by income, according to a Federal Reserve report released last month.

Michelle Smith Joins BancorpSouth Branch in Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Michelle Smith has been hired by BancorpSouth Bank as an assistant vice president and manager of the Riley Farm branch in Fort Smith. Smith, who has 26 years of banking experience, was previously with Simmons Bank.

US Building Permits Show Long-Term Rise

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The number of building permits issued in February in the United States stood at 1.2 million, reflecting the gradual increase seen since they hit a low of 513,000 in March 2009.